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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedPeninsula Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Laura Ward (Peninsula)


This unit provides students with a theoretical and practical orientation to community and commercial workplaces in the sport and outdoor recreation sector. A theoretical framework is established.Topics include social trends and demographics, client needs, environmental and lifestyle considerations, resources and programming, employment requirements and standards including certification, and program evaluation techniques. The framework is then in the analysis of programs and practices in sport and/or outdoor recreation industry settings. Students will be required to complete a minimum of 15 days of approved work experience and/or training within the sector.


Upon successful completion of the unit students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate through written reports a detailed knowledge of the application of professional programs in the sport and outdoor recreation sector;
  2. demonstrate performance competency in selected activities where required;
  3. demonstrate the ability to safely plan and implement a program in the selected activities in workplace and training settings within the sector;
  4. demonstrate the ability to produce written documents which critically examine and evaluate the provision of sport and outdoor recreation opportunities in the community.


Assessment Task 1 (2000 words): 50%
Assessment Task 2 (2000 words): 50%
attendance at tutorials/practicals and satisfactory completion of required fieldwork component.

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Laura Ward

Contact hours

3 hrs per week equivalent including required fieldwork component


EDF1604 or EDF1612